Volunteer Opportunities

It will take 7 days and 2,000 volunteers to build our All-Inclusive Playground at Malone Park. We need you! Together we can make dreams happen. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of history in the making in our community!
Spots will fill up fast! Please sign up early for the Community Build! Signing up early helps us to plan ahead so we can have an organized and efficient build week for everyone involved.

Handy with tools? Good with people? We NEED Construction Crew Supervisors to work directly with the Play By Design staff and coordinate a team of volunteers. Please see the detailed description below and contact us at letsbuilditnewberlin@gmail.com if you are interested.

Here’s the volunteer scoop!

Phase 1
Construction Build Date: May 16, 2016
We need 80-100 volunteers per shift, mainly skilled workers & tradesmen. Phase One will be more labor intensive than Phase Two.
Phase 2
Community Build Dates: May 17-22, 2016
We need 80-100 volunteers per shift.
There will be 3 shifts per day: 8:00-12:00, 12:30-4:30 and 5:00-8:30.
Construction Site Rules:
  • All volunteers on site must be at least 18 years old.
  • All volunteers MUST check in at the volunteer tent upon arrival at the site.
  • All volunteers MUST wear a name tag while on the build site.
  • All volunteers MUST wear proper construction site apparel (i.e. closed toed shoes, no loose fitting clothing, loose hair tied up).
Safety is our main priority, so we thank you in advance for helping us in following these rules. After checking in at the volunteer tent and signing liability waivers, volunteers will be placed into crews of 2-3 people, with at least one person being a "skilled" worker. Crews will then be escorted out to the build site to work with a crew captain on a specific task.
Volunteer Roles:
Volunteer roles will vary from skilled builders, unskilled builders, food servers, runners, volunteer tent and medic/first aid. Volunteers will be assigned specific roles upon arrival to the build each day.
*** Click on the hard hat icon below to sign up for specific work shifts. ***
Construction Crew Supervisors:
Volunteers who work alongside Play by Design’s consultants. They oversee and instruct crews and help maintain the quality of the project. Crew Supervisors need to be on site for a minimum of 4 days of the build but preferrably 7 days.
Volunteer Builders:
We need 80-100 Volunteer Builders per shift! Volunteers at least 18 years of age and any skill level are welcome. A skilled worker is considered to be someone who can cut a straight line with a circular saw. An unskilled worker should be able to follow through on tasks as given directions. When signing up, please indicate whether you are a skilled or unskilled worker.
Tool Coordinators:
Tools coordinators help distribute tools to the workers. Volunteers in this position must have a good general knowledge of tools and be well organized.
Volunteer Tent:
Workers will greet and check in volunteers, collect signed liability waivers, and divide and escort small groups to crew captains on the build site. Shift times vary in order to accommodate the arrival of build site volunteers. Shift times are as follows: (First) 7:15am - 11:30am, (Second) 11:30am - 4:00pm, (Third) 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Food Servers:
Lunch and Dinner will be served between work shifts. Volunteers are needed to assist serving food to the workers down an assembly/buffet line. Food tent volunteers can include volunteers ages 16 and 17.
Medic/First Aid:
Skilled professionals that work in the medical field and are interested in volunteering in First Aid should express interest in this specific area.
Construction crew supervisors NEEDED: Volunteers who work alongside Play by Design’s consultants. They oversee and instruct crews and help maintain the quality of the project. They must be on site for the entire build.